Be a gracious loser and humble winner. Read that today somewhere. For my whole life I’ve been taught to keep patience or caution restrain or work within my limits, but the irony is every single time I’ve had a breakthrough or made a dent in something, it was never within my comfort zone. The very act has always needed me to push farther than ever before.

Is that why most people settle with their lives? Nobody wants to do more? Or say, I am ok with how things are going, it doesn’t matter what else is happening, and I will continue with my life? What kind of a life is that? I will never know. Plenty have tried to rationalize what I do, how I do it, or how much I do; even my own family has made fun of me at gatherings for my goals and ambitions. It has never deterred me from continuing; instead, it somehow gave me a sense of rigor to continue on the path that I am.

One thing that has always irked me is that people somehow pop up to take credit anytime something is/was achieved. It almost feels like they want to feel important that they were involved in some way for the outcome, which is far away from the truth. Like why does that happen, or why does someone do that? In a way, say, “You achieved that because of me.” or “You are there in life because of me.” Anyway, that’s a story for another day.

I have a week to study for my final. I don’t want to do the entire course again. I have my ambulance duty on the 25th from evening 6 to morning 6 of the 26th; I’ve taken the whole week off from work for my final. I’m not going to lie; it has been a brutal & intense summer with everything. I am & feel tired. I need some rest. But somehow, my energy & persistence has managed to overcome everything.

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.

George Bernard Shaw